I took this photo yesterday (on Sunday 12/26) before Bruce (one of the residents here) raked them all up. Gizzy loves walking through the leaves - as do I. The building that you see in the photo is the clubhouse or rec room for us residents to use. Among other things, theres's a full kitchen and a piano for entertaining a larger crowd or just for us to sit and read. The back porch is screened in and has several rocking chairs and a couple of ceiling fans, so that's nice to use in the summer time.
Gizzy likes to investigate down by the water where the ducks congregate - just sniffing around and being a nosy busy-body. He thinks he's the mighty duck hunter now, because I allowed him to chase them back into the water a couple of times since they were following me out into the street. The cars drive really fast around that lake when the speed limit is posted at 15 mph, but it's never enforced! I'm surprised the ducks are still alive.
Gizzy takes his sweet time, investigating and sniffing each blade of grass - twice - making sure he's missed nothing, but since this is "his" walk, I just let him mosey along and do what he needs to do.
That is one of the blueberry bushes that gives us sweet blueberries in the summer. It's still very pretty in red, but I prefer it in blue!
I took this photo from the boardwalk (bridge) and I just love the pretty blue color. The water was exceptionally beautiful today. It sparkled and glimmered in the sunlight like it were covered with chips of diamonds.
I could watch the water sparkle for hours and hours...I imagine the sunbeams are little twinkling fairies or fireflies just joyfully dancing on top of the water's surface.
Here's Victoria, the Canada Goose on her peninsula!
Tossing a few treats to the goose and the two ducks!
Lest we forget the boy! He too must munch on a few kibbles and not let the ducks have EVERYTHING! (geesh! - he never even eats dry food!)
Can you see them? I'm near sighted, but I amaze myself when I'm in nature, the little things I can spot from far away!
This is His Majesty's "I'm done walking!" stance or "we are not amused" expression. That's when I pick him up and push him home on my rollator/walker.(see, how well trained I am?) I must say, that he's been walking a lot more since the weather's been cold(er). We both enjoy these temperatures tremendously!
My friend (and neighbor) Terri and I did a little trade this weekend and I'm very pleased with it. Her iron quit working and I had a brand new Black and Decker in my closet, so I gave her that in exchange for these:
I love them! Now I have some duckies that don't need to be fed. In the summer I'll put them on my front porch, but for now I want to enjoy them in here for now.
Also, when we got home, I couldn't find Gizzy - I called and called his name (you see, he's become a bit hard of hearing) and I couldn't figure out where he might be...so I turn around and look where he was:
Yep, beside his beloved Pup-Peronis LOL - he's so funny! He makes me laugh every day!
Oh, and I thought I'd throw in a couple more photos of my Christmas tree before everyone gets fed up with Christmas, but I go for the whole nine yards: the 12 Days of Christmas and the Epiphany (Holy Three Kings Day on Jan. 6th) before I even start to think about removing my Christmas tree.
Does anyone have any exiting plans for New Year's Eve? I remember when I wanted to see the ball drop in New York City for the year 2000 and I never made it there!